October 2016

What's New

Aspen Pittman Designs Duo Tonic Review

September 9, 2016
The noted tube-amp guru's 2-channel preamp/overdrive harnesses valve nuance and op-amp potency to summon rich tones.
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Bass Bench: Alternative Strap Systems

September 9, 2016
If standing for hours with a neck-heavy bass is causing you back pain, here are some solutions.
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Keeley Electronics Unveils the Dark Side

September 9, 2016
A multi-effects unit that covers delay, fuzz, flanger, and more.
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Wren and Cuff Elephant Skin Review

September 9, 2016
Wren and Cuff and Mastodon’s Troy Sanders collaborate to bring life to a bass-fuzz monster.
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Super Colliders: Deerhoof’s Ed Rodriguez and John Dieterich

September 8, 2016
The King Crimson- and John Cage-inspired brothers in guitars analyze their heady prog pop, signature Eastwood axe, and bizarre gig playing for world-class physicists.
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Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Bass Clone Chorus Pedal

September 8, 2016
A chorus pedal with core circuitry that is nearly identical to the legendary Small Clone chorus.
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Skreddy Rover Fuzz Review

September 8, 2016
This silicon-driven, Tone Bender-inspired fuzz is so much more than just a good, affordable clone.
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Rig Rundown: AC/DC

September 7, 2016
Angus and Stevie Young might have the simplest rigs in rock—SGs and Gretsches into Marshalls—but their techs explain the nuances that help these Aussies get their signature snarl.
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Pettyjohn Electronics Introduces the Lift Buffer/Boost

September 7, 2016
The third offering in their new single-pedal format, the Foundry Series.
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Source Audio Releases the Soleman MIDI Foot Controller

September 7, 2016
A versatile and highly configurable hardware and software MIDI controller.
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Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR Review

September 7, 2016
The San Dimas lives again in a more versatile incarnation.
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Troy Van Leeuwen’s Metaphysical Guitar

September 6, 2016
A Queens of the Stone Age 6-stringer grabs his signature Jazzmaster and his “expensive pedalboard,” and joins forces with Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, At the Drive-In drummer Tony Hajjar, and sound designer Mike Zarin to create a stunning sonic landscape with Gone Is Gone.
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Carol-Ann Amps Introduces the Triptik V2

September 6, 2016
It is the first amplifier to feature the new AutoBiasMon system, a fully automatic biasing and tube monitoring system.
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Cort Guitars Releases the AB850F Acoustic Bass

September 6, 2016
The AB850F’s spruce top has a versatile sonic character that makes it ideal for a variety of musical genres and playing styles.
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Stone Deaf Kliptonite Review

September 6, 2016
A schizophrenic fuzz/overdrive that’s as malleable as it is manic.
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Morgan Pedals NKT275 Fuzz Review

September 5, 2016
New old-stock germanium makes this Fuzz Face clone sing.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Why Buy Vintage?

September 5, 2016
Vintage-guitar buying and collecting isn’t a recent phenomenon, but the reasons why folks buy vintage have changed dramatically since the ’70s.
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The Recording Guitarist: The Fabulous “Focus Knob”

September 4, 2016
A studio-savvy wiring mod that’s quick, easy, and cheap.
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EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe Review

September 4, 2016
A new drive pedal for bass that boxes up the tone of one of the greats and offers customization galore.
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Beyond Blues: Larry Carlton

September 3, 2016
The studio master walks a fine line between jazz, blues, and rock with ferocious chops and a unique view on improvisation.
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